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Poster: stbalbach Date: Jun 26, 2010 9:17am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: IA misused to spread NAZI teachings?

Dudeman,

I recently read and reviewed an anti-Nazi Communist propaganda pamphlet uploaded by you:

The Sonnenburg Torture Camp

I can't comment on everything individually you've uploaded, but this rare and interesting piece provided insights and I appreciate your making it available. Anyone reading Nazi propaganda should also be reading Communist propaganda from the same era, hard to understand one without the other. I see myself as an amateur historian and mature enough to handle this material, it's interesting primary source you don't see every day at Borders or the local library.

As for historians needing access, of course. But even in libraries some material is in "special collections" behind the desk on a per-request basis. Internet Archive has no such provision. But all it takes is one high profile case for Congress to enact a bill to change that.

Stephen

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Poster: dudeman5685 Date: Jun 26, 2010 5:23pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: IA misused to spread NAZI teachings?

Your very welcome Steven.

I remember one time at a High School library I tried to get a volume of Catullus (Roman poet) and they told me I couldn't unless I got a note from Mom. I guess that would be redundant in this day and age.

At the university level, yes, I've had to request things, but usually because the items are particularly rare and valuable. For instance, I had to special request this reprint of old trade union proceedings,

http://www.archive.org/details/ReportOfTheAnnualSessionsOfTheFederationOfOrganizedTradesAndLabor

I don't see any reason why an item like THAT would need to be kept out of the hands of youngsters. Having said that, I thing some material could be limited, but only for kids, and then only on extreme occasions. For instance, would you give a copy of the works of the Marquis de Sade to a Middle Schooler?

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Poster: Detective John Carter of Mars Date: Jun 26, 2010 5:58pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: IA misused to spread NAZI teachings?

@works of the Marquis de Sade

http://www.archive.org/details/loeuvredumarquis00sadeuoft

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Poster: dudeman5685 Date: Jun 26, 2010 5:23pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: IA misused to spread NAZI teachings?

Your very welcome Steven.

I remember one time at a High School library I tried to get a volume of Catullus (Roman poet) and they told me I couldn't unless I got a note from Mom. I guess that would be redundant in this day and age.

At the university level, yes, I've had to request things, but usually because the items are particularly rare and valuable. For instance, I had to special request this reprint of old trade union proceedings,

http://www.archive.org/details/ReportOfTheAnnualSessionsOfTheFederationOfOrganizedTradesAndLabor

I don't see any reason why an item like THAT would need to be kept out of the hands of youngsters. Having said that, I thing some material could be limited, but only for kids, and then only on extreme occasions. For instance, would you give a copy of the works of the Marquis de Sade to a Middle Schooler?